LEEUWIN ESTATE ART SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017
|Grape:||98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec|
|Origin:||Margaret River, Western Australia
|Colour:||Deep ruby red|
|Aromas:||Dense and concentrated nose with blackcurrants, blueberries and boysenberries, along with violets and lavender.|
|Flavours:||Black and blue fruits dominate the palate, followed by complex spices. A wine full of energy with notes of olive, dried thyme, cedar and minerality. Elegant and beautifully balanced.|
After individual berry sorting and cold soaking, fermentation took place in closed, static fermenters at temperatures between 26C-30C with extraction by pumping over each individual parcel three times daily. After malolactic fermentation entirely in barrels and 9 months of barrel maturation, separate parcels were blended for further maturation in French Bordelaise coopered barriques with seasonal rackings. This wine spent 22 months in total in oak
"Wow. Silky smooth aromas of red berries, grey minerality (granite, graphite etc) and breaths of oceans air whispered about. The palate is exactly as the nose promises, elegant and refined. Length of flavour is where this really kicks into gear, extending seamlessly across the palate, lingering and swirling in its profile. Beautiful, classical cabernet from a cool vintage. What a pleasure this is."